Community Safety Partnership

The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 placed a joint responsibility upon specific agencies to work together, and with other agencies within the community, to develop and implement strategies to protect their communities from crime and help people feel safe.

As a leading member of the Castle Point and Rochford Community Safety Partnership (CSP), Castle Point Borough Council is firmly committed to tackling crime and disorder and reducing the fear of crime in the Borough.

Other statutory members are from the following key agencies:

Essex Police

Castle Point and Rochford Clinical Commissioning Group

Essex County Council

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

Rochford District Council

Crime rates compared to the rest of Essex show Rochford Distric the 2nd Lowest  and Castle Point 4th lowest in the County. Maldon is the district with the lowest rate. In Castle Point the annual rime rate per 1000 residents in 2015 was 53.48. The Force average was 72.56.

Each year the CSP must produce a  Strategic Assessment from an analysis of community safety information and data across Castle Point and Rochford District.

This process identifies the main local priorities which the CSP will focus on over the next 12 months (April 2018- March 2019)

  • Burglary / Acquisitive crime

  • Safeguarding Vulnerable People –

  • Anti-social behaviour - A multi agency ASB panel meets to address high level issues

  • Violence Against The Person

An annual Action Plan for 2018/19  has been developed to tackle these priorities